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Mississippi Valley State vs Baylor Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 7 (Delta Devils No Match for Bears)

Devon Platana
Mississippi Valley State vs. Baylor prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Mississippi Valley State vs. Baylor prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
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Mississippi Valley State vs Baylor Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. No. 5 Baylor Bears (0-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Nov. 7, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Venue: Ferrell Center — Taco, TX
Coverage: ESPN+, Big 12 Network

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season is finally here. The action begins on Monday, Nov. 7 with an exciting slate of games, including a matchup between the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils and No. 5 Baylor Bears.

Mississippi Valley State hopes first-year head coach George Ivory can produce results. The Delta Devils went 2-26 overall last season, finishing at the bottom of the SWAC with a 2-16 conference record. Meanwhile, Baylor aims for a strong start to the campaign after tying for the 2022 Big 12 regular season championship before being eliminated in Round 2 of March Madness.

Mississippi Valley State vs Baylor Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MVSU: (+4000) | BAY: (-100000)
Spread: MVSU: +43.5 (+100) | BAY: -43.5 (-122)
Total: 145.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

This one will be ugly. Baylor enters this contest as massive home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points, which is high compared to Monday's projected totals.

Mississippi Valley State vs Baylor Prediction & Pick

This game is nothing short of a mismatch and the odds highlight that. Being a Big 12 school, Baylor is used to facing much stiffer competition compared to Mississippi Valley State. In fact, the Bears are 7-0 straight up in their last seven games against the SWAC, whereas the Delta Devils have lost each of their last 10 games against the Big 12.

It's also tough imagining Mississippi Valley State pulling off an upset with Ivory behind the bench. The 57-year-old most recently coached Arkansas–Pine Bluff from 2008 to 2021, going a disastrous 8-47 over his last two seasons.

Meanwhile, Ivory's Baylor counterpart — Scott Drew — has a 64.3% win percentage in 19 seasons with the Bears, highlighted by a 2020-21 National Championship. With new additions like five-star recruit Keyonte George and the newly transferred Jalen Bridges added to a solid list of returning players, Baylor should easily win this game.

Final Score Prediction: Baylor: 94 | Mississippi Valley State: 52

Mississippi Valley State vs Baylor Betting Trends

- Mississippi Valley State is 2-17 straight up in its last 19 road games.
- Baylor is 3-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the over in 13 of Mississippi Valley State's last 20 games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Baylor's last five games played in November.

Mississippi Valley State vs Baylor Best Bet

Baylor shouldn't have issues winning this game, but don't count on it being by a 44-plus point margin. Mississippi Valley State was actually a respectable 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in its final nine games last season, whereas Baylor was 3-6 ATS over that stretch.

This game will be a blowout, but the Delta Devils are scrappy enough to cover this giant spread.

Bet: Mississippi Valley State +44.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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