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 render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer and this being a match, Satterfield will sell his team. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)