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 leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see 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 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning within this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real football, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)