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 leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also that I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this 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 presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Besides the place, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a convincing win, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy 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 be able to keep pace and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a fresh attitude on creating a statement and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and also they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)