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 shall deviate to dip our toes and render our college football selections.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer 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 I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to soccer, where the games count and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have 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 as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)