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 college football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing win, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which 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 within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently 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.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an inept coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this instance they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)