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 from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, in which the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a significant time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new attitude on creating a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing 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 at times the general public is correct, and also in this situation they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)
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