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 college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real soccer, will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms 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 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 normal 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 match.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy 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 with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on making a statement, and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)