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ESPN Computer’s Prediction For Tonight's Baylor-West Virginia Game

West Virginia's mascot waving to the crowd.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 7: The West Virginia Mountaineers mascot The Mountaineer waves to the crowd during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners September 7, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 16-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Two Big 12 teams with a penchant for high-octane offense go head-to-head in a rare Thursday night game as Baylor (4-3) take on West Virginia (5-1).

After suffering their first loss of the season against Iowa State two weeks ago, West Virginia have licked their wounds and are looking to get back on track. With Texas on the slate for next week, the Mountaineers need to get a win in order to keep control of their own destiny.

For Baylor, losses to Oklahoma and Texas have ended their Big 12 ambitions. However, bowl eligibility is not a guarantee with the Bears' remaining schedule, so a win against West Virginia will go a long way in ensuring Baylor get to play in December.

ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.

ESPN’s computer model believes that West Virginia is virtually guaranteed to win. The computer model gives the Mountaineers a 83.1 percent chance to win Thursday's game.

West Virginia's remaining schedule will determine if this is the year the Mountaineers take the next step in the Big 12. Texas, TCU, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma all await to test them.

The game will be played at 7 p.m. EST on FS1.