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 school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, in which the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The defense which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville 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 trainer brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)
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