Point/Counterpoint: Notre Dame vs Louisville – Free NCAAF Betting Picks
Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A coach on making a statement, and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned could improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this case they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)