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 I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes and then render our college football selections.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the matches rely and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms 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 the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement and with this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)