What the ESPN BPI Says About West Virginia's Chances vs No. 3 Baylor

The ESPN BPI weighs in on the Big 12 heavyweight contest between the Mountaineers and Bears.
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Tuesday evening, Morgantown, West Virginia will be the center of attention in the college basketball landscape as No. 3 Baylor and No. 6 West Virginia link up for a massive game in the Big 12. 

Baylor has been lumped in with No. 1 Gonzaga as the "class" of college hoops this season by the way they are shredding opposing teams left and right. However, that has not been the case since the Bears returned to the court following a near three-week COVID pause. They had a whale of a time against Iowa State who hasn't won a league game all season and then fell to Kansas by 13 points on the road this past Saturday.

West Virginia has won six of its last seven games with the only loss coming to Oklahoma by one point in double-overtime. As far as Big 12 games go, the Mountaineers are 8-1 in their last nine games dating back to January 23rd.

With all that said, the ESPN BPI still favors Baylor heavily giving West Virginia just a 30.4% chance to win the game. In my opinion, this is way too low considering everything that was stated above. These two teams are very similar in playing style and are also similar in the way each roster is constructed. It's more of a coin flip to me. 

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