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 render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this battle although I like the Irish. Aside from the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, will our recordings with this one and in which the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned 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 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)