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 render our school football picks 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 program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Besides the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a convincing win and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, so will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset on creating a statement and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left 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 sometimes the public is correct, and in this situation they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)