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 college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary football 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 while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned 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 Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A coach and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an awkward coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)