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 that I shall deviate to dip our toes and then also render our school football selections.
It will probably 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 game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Other than the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff on building a statement. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an awkward coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)