The Baylor women's basketball team has clinched a share of the Big 12 championship title with their win over West Virginia Monday.
West Virginia goes for the season sweep over Texas after winning the previous matchup in Morgantown. Taz Sherman added 16 points in 31 minutes of action. This club is now 19-9 now and 7-8 in the Big 12 with three games left.
When West Virginia is home, they're 13-1 straight up. But getting points at home, I think that Texas can keep this one close if not pull of the minor upset, so I'll take a shot with Texas and the points here.
The Mountaineers are averaging 70.6 points per game and allowing 61.5 points against this season. West Virginia outrebounded the Longhorns 53-25 in that game.
West Virginia has lost their last five games on the road but more importantly, West Virginia has had trouble scoring.
The Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven Monday games. BU outscored West Virginia 32-14 in the paint. On the road, the Mountaineers average just 64 points per game.
Miles McBride #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers drives against the Kansas State Wildcats. Kysre Gondrezick was the lone Mountaineer to reach double figures. All three losses have come to ranked teams, while the two wins are against unranked teams. At halftime, they led by only 10 points. On the season, West Virginia has defeated opponents by an average of 9.1 points. For Texas, the key to this game will be defensively.
West Virginia will bring the top offensive and defensive rebounding percentages in Big 12 play, which will force Texas to increase its attempts from beyond the arc.
Texas doesn't have much scoring on their side either.
The Longhorns rank 37th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Mountaineers rank 109th in blocks allowed per game (3.3). Texas shoots 67.4 percent from the foul line and 33.7 percent from deep.
According to oddsmakers, the Mountaineers are a 5.5-point faovrite on the spread line. Their massive advantage over Texas played a large part in their big 97-59 win over the Longhorns on January 20.