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 detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then also leave our school football picks.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful triumph, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, where the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem 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 over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new attitude and his new team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national game. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three 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 correct, and 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 once 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)