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 render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line 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 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Besides the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a win IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, so will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal document this past year at which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting 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 going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to comprehend Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will accept them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets 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)