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 leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards trainers 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. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on building a statement and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an inept coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when 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 rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)