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 leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup, Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, will our records with this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the sluggish mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in the last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre only being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
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, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)