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 that I will detract to dip our feet and also leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very 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 game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Besides the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to soccer, in which the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a national match. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if 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/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an inept coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)