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 I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then render our college football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into 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 going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this instance they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)