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 and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night time, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning within this battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the civilization and win games. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on building a statement and with this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, 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 instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)