13 Nov 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 deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes and also leave our school football selections.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have 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 follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a win and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers 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. The shield which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)