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Peterson: Best bet for Belmont vs. LSU

By Greg Peterson  ( 

November 21, 2021 09:04 PM

The LSU Tigers have dispatched each of their first four opponents this season, but will face their toughest test yet against a Belmont squad that has won at least 19 games in 16 straight seasons.

Belmont Bruins at LSU Tigers (-5.5, 156)

(stats as of Sunday morning)

Belmont ranks 29th in assist-to-turnover ratio and 22nd in points scored on a per-possession basis, which makes sense with the top-10 scorers from the 2020-21 season back.

On the other side, LSU is 17th in points scored on a per-possession basis, while also generating 13.5 steals per game, which is second in the country.

Though LSU ranks in the top five in points allowed on a per-possession basis, Belmont has made opponents earn their points, ranking 17th in free throw attempts allowed on a per-possession basis.

Belmont is 23rd in the country in field goal shooting percentage and will hit enough shots to give LSU a scare on Monday.

Pick: Belmont + 5.5

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