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 detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes and then leave our school football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although I love the Irish. Besides the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a convincing triumph IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, so will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf 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 will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular 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 over 33 points per match.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)