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 leave our college football picks and also that I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the games count and will our records on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The shield which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)