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 selections on the Monday night match 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 into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start 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 forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, where the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a coach 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 have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)