Louisville vs. Pepperdine: How to Watch, Betting Odds, & Final Prediction

Kenny Payne is fighting for his job against Pepperdine today

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The Louisville Cardinals (4-6) will take on the Pepperdine Waves (5-7) today inside the KFC Yum Center, and it is the most pivotal game for Kenny Payne and his basketball squad.

Kenny Payne has been under extreme fire lately and a loss against Pepperdine today would likely put him out of a job. The players have to know this going into the game and if they don't Pepperdine may come out with a win that puts Payne out of a job. I never thought the Pepperdine Waves would be in this situation, but yet here we are.

How To Watch Louisville vs. Pepperdine

  • Date: Sunday, December 17th
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Venue: KFC Yum Center
  • TV/Streaming: ACCN or FuboTV
  • Radio: 93.9 The Ville

What Are The Betting Odds For Louisville vs. Pepperdine?

As I currently write this article Louisville is a -2.5 point favorite over Pepperdine, with the over/under being 145.5. Louisville is also -135 on the moneyline, while Pepperdine is +115 on the moneyline.

Final Score Prediction For Louisville vs. Pepperdine:

This is the most important game for the Louisville Cardinals this season and will determine if Kenny Payne is fired either first thing Monday morning or first thing Friday morning. If Payne and the Cards win then they will likely live on to fight another day under Kenny Payne, if they lose then Payne is likely out at Louisville.

I expect the team to fight hard for their coach and for this to be a relatively competitive game. While Pepperdine is by no means a good basketball team, they will likely give Louisville a good fight and will come down to who wants it more in the end.

The past week has been tough for Cardinal fans and with the overall vibe around the basketball program being pretty stormy, I would not be surprised in the least if Louisville lost this one.

Bold Predictions: Brandon Huntley-Hatfield continues with the strong play as he at least has 8 rebounds in this game. Skyy Clark also will score at least ten points against Pepperdine, just as he has done in every game this season.

Final Prediction: Louisville 67, Pepperdine 70