Peterson: Best bet for Belmont vs. LSU


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 %plussign% 5.5

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Greg, originally from Wisconsin and a UW Oshkosh alumnus, is widely recognized in the sports media industry, particularly for his expertise in college basketball, which earned him the nickname "Hoops" from Brent Musburger. He has worked with Vanderbilt and Oregon's flagship stations and joined VSIN in 2017. Greg contributes to various channels, hosting "The Baseball Betting Show" and "Coast To Coast Hoops" podcasts, and writes for DK Nation, building on his experience with over 500 articles for the New York Post. Known for his analytical approach, he produces daily spreadsheets for college basketball and MLB games, focusing on educating bettors about the importance of betting on numbers rather than teams.