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 deviate to dip our toes and also render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful triumph, it said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an inept coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)