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 detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see 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 at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful triumph, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, in which the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only 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 fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude on creating a statement, and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)