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 render our college football selections and then I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Apart from the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes 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 in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this situation they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)