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 picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will most likely 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 some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer on building a statement and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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)