The No. 5 Baylor Bears will try to end a surprising two-game losing streak when they travel to Morgantown, W.Va., to face the West Virginia Mountaineers on Tuesday at the WVU Coliseum. After winning 21 straight games, a run that included winning last year's NCAA Tournament, the Bears (15-2, 3-2 Big 12) have dropped back-to-back games to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State -- both at home. Meanwhile the Mountaineers (13-3, 2-2) are 2-2 in their last four games.
Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET. The Bears are favored by six points in the latest Baylor vs. West Virginia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 138.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
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