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Baylor vs. West Virginia odds, line: 2021 college football picks, Week 6 predictions from proven model

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Sep 1, 2018; Waco, TX, USA; The Baylor Bears fans and students celebrate during the second quarter against the Abilene Christian Wildcats at McLane Stadium. © Provided by CBS Sports

Sep 1, 2018; Waco, TX, USA; The Baylor Bears fans and students celebrate during the second quarter against the Abilene Christian Wildcats at McLane Stadium.

A Big 12 battle is on tap between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Baylor Bears at noon ET on Saturday at McLane Stadium. Baylor is 4-1 overall and 2-0 at home, while West Virginia is 2-3 overall and 0-2 on the road. Baylor lost to Oklahoma State last Saturday, 24-14. Meanwhile, West Virginia fell 23-20 to the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

West Virginia has won six of nine meetings with Baylor. The Bears are favored by 2.5 points in the latest Baylor vs. West Virginia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 44. Before entering any West Virginia vs. Baylor picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 6 of the 2021 season on a 12-4 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Baylor vs. WVU. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for WVU vs. Baylor:

  • Baylor vs. West Virginia spread: Baylor -2.5
  • Baylor vs. West Virginia over-under: 44 points
Latest Odds: Baylor Bears -3

What you need to know about Baylor

Baylor was held to 107 rushing yards vs. Oklahoma State after averaging 272 rushing yards in its first four games. Trestan Ebner had eight attempts for zero rushing yards. The Bears did not score in the first half. Baylor lost for the first time this year despite forcing three turnovers while not committing any. 

Baylor's last six matchups with West Virginia have decided by six points or fewer. The Bears have seven interceptions, which leads the Big 12. Linebacker Terrel Bernard may be able to return this week after missing a game with a knee injury. 

What you need to know about West Virginia

Texas Tech made a 32-yard field goal with 18 seconds left to beat West Virginia last week. The Mountaineers trailed 17-0 at halftime. Jarret Doege broke a streak of eight straight quarters without a TD pass and finished with 318 passing yards. Isaiah Esdale caught six passes for 113 yards and a TD.

WVU ranks last in the Big 12 at 116 rushing yards per game. The Mountaineers are first in the conference with 17 sacks. Taijh Alston and Dante Stills have four sacks each. 

How to make West Virginia vs. Baylor picks

The model is leaning under on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Baylor vs. West Virginia? And which side of the spread hits more than 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college football picks.

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