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 will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the nation, plus a legendary 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 while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, like I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The defense, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that 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 over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A coach brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward coach like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, then let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)