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 selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this clash. Aside from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked tirelessly in Appalachian State and are out win games and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is like seeking to turn it and getting a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)