Point/Counterpoint: Notre Dame vs Louisville – Free NCAAF Betting Picks
Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, where the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude on building a statement, and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned could improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)