Point/Counterpoint: Notre Dame vs Louisville – Free NCAAF Betting Picks
Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals in this battle. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, where the games rely and will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach on building a statement and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)