Baylor vs. West Virginia Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 7

West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback JT Daniels (18)
West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback JT Daniels (18) / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL doesn’t own Thursday night because we’ve got a Big 12 game going on too. The Baylor Bears have to travel up to Morgantown to face the West Virginia Mountaineers. Baylor is 3-2 and coming off a bye week and WVU is a little bit worse off at 2-3. The Mountaineers were also idle in Week 6. If Bears vs. Commanders doesn’t excite you, then log out of Amazon Prime and go watch some Big 12 football this Thursday. 

Baylor vs. West Virginia Odds, Spread and Total

WVU and Baylor Betting Trends

  • Baylor’s games are 3-2 to the over
  • WVU’s games are 3-2 to the over
  • Baylor is 3-2 ATS
  • WVU is 3-2 ATS

Baylor vs. West Virginia Prediction and Pick

West Virginia might be feeling down at 2-3, but their losses have come on the road to Pitt in a closely contest renewal of the backyard brawl, a shootout with Kansas who is ranked 19th in the country and has proved themselves to be a good team, and on the road against Texas before their bye in week 6. Now, it’s Week 7 and this feels like a hapless football team, but they average 38.2 points per game and are 32nd in the country in total defense. 

JT Daniels and Bryce Ford-Wheaton have developed a real connection and Daniels has thrown for 1,209 yards and eight touchdowns on 63.5% passing. He only has two interceptions and one came on a perfect pass against Pitt that slipped right through Ford-Wheaton’s hands. 

Baylor had a vaunted defense a year ago and this year are 25th in total defense. They also average about 38 points per game and have a veteran quarterback leading their offense. Blake Shapen has thrown for 1,118 yards and nine touchdowns to just three picks, and he is completing 69.3% of his passes. He doesn’t have the same type of No. 1 receiver that Daniels has, but Monaray Baldwin might have emerged as just that against Oklahoma State in Week 5. Baldwin had seven catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns. 

I trust these offenses and these quarterbacks to put up points, even though the Big 12 has shifted more towards defense, I like the over in this one. We might get a classic Big 12 shootout on Thursday night. 

Pick: Over 54.5 (-110)

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