Furman vs. Louisville Prediction and Odds: Trust Louisville at Home

Transfer Noah Locke hopes to lead Louisville in 2021-2022.
Transfer Noah Locke hopes to lead Louisville in 2021-2022. / Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal / USA

Louisville has a few new faces on the roster and will be welcoming in a stiff mid-major opponent in Furman on Friday night.

Can Chris Mack get his Cardinals team up to speed for the team's second game after an underwhelming opener? Louisville won by 12 against Southern, but shot just 25% from beyond the arc and 57% from the free throw line. If they don't round into form quickly, they can be upset to a quality Furman team.

Let's check out the odds and find value on this Friday night matchup from WynnBET Sportsbook.

Furman vs. Louisville Odds, Spread and Total


  • Furman: +9 (-110)
  • Louisville: -9 (-110)


  • Furman: +340
  • Louisville: -450

Total: 140.5 (Over -115/Under -105)

Furman vs. Louisville Pick and Prediction

Furman is one of the most efficient offensive teams in the country. The team brings back 6'3" leading scorer Mike Bothwell to anchor an offense that was fourth in effective field goal percentage last season.

This is a bad matchup for a new cast of characters for Mack and Louisville. This is a team that lost three starters from last season's team and are trying to integrate transfers such as Noah Locke, Matt Cross and Jarrod West, among others.

If the Cardinals don't show a stark improvement from three, they can fall behind early to a Paladins group that is consistently hoisting from deep, 13th in the country last season in three-point rate. While the team is down two key contributors, coach Bob Richey constantly has Furman playing up to their competition. Last season, the team lost to Alabama on the road by three, for example.

This feels like a ton of points to be giving to a veteran squad that can shoot the ball from deep and will get reliable backcourt play from the likes of Bothwell against a team that sis still figuring out their identity this season.

PICK: Furman +9 (-110)

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