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 that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary soccer 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 the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, so will our records with this one and where the matches count.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino.
I know that putting nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)