Looking to win big? The Cougars and Mountaineers face off at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The Mountaineers are hosting the game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV. BYU come into this Big 12 conference matchup as the -7 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 152.5 points.

BYU COUGARS VS WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers +7

This game will be played at WVU Coliseum at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Mountaineers.
  • Not only will West Virginia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can BYU Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

BYU comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 17 of their 20 games this season. So far, they have gone 15-2 when favored, and they are 15-5 overall.

On the road, the Cougars have gone 3-3 this season, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home. For the year, their average scoring margin on the road is +7.0 points per game.

BYU has an overall ATS record of 13-6-1 this season, including a road ATS mark of 2-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for BYU games is 9-11 and today's line of 152.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (150). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points and the over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.

In their most recent game, the Cougars' offense tallied 84 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 84.3 points per game. Jaxson Robinson is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 13.9. Meanwhile, Trevin Knell also brings a PPG average of 11.9 into the game.

Currently, the Cougars' defense holds the 42nd rank in the nation, allowing 65.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Texas, the Longhorns finished with a field goal percentage of 64% and a total of 72 points vs. BYU.

Does West Virginia Have What it Takes at Home?

West Virginia is 8-8 at home this season and has won three straight games at home. For the season, the Mountaineers' average scoring margin at home is -0.9.

Overall, West Virginia is 8-13, and the team's average scoring margin on the road is -13.4. The Mountaineers have lost five straight games on the road.

West Virginia has an ATS record of 9-12 this season, including an 8-8 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mountaineers are 4-6 vs. the spread.

West Virginia's over/under record for the season is 10-11 and the average scoring in their games is 140.5 points. Today's over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this season (140.6). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.

In their most recent game, the Mountaineers' offense tallied 69 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 68.3 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Quinn Slazinski who comes into today's matchup averaging 13.7. Jesse Edwards also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.8.

Coming into today's game, the West Virginia defense is giving up an average of 72.2 points per contest. Against Cincinnati in their most recent game, the West Virginia defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Cincinnati to hit 47% of their shots.