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 I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then render our college football selections.
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 a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing win and at least IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to football, will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as 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 win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
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 lead running back. The protection that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing 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 over the regular season and moving 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 query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on creating a statement and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this situation 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)