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 program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this 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 presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash. Aside from the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing win and IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to football, in which the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team 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 within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new mindset on building a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, 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)
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