23 Dec 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 that I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently available at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great 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 defense which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, 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 deplorable document left by an coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three 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 at times the people is right, and also in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)