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 I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes and then leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a win and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, in which the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the culture and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team 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 normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)