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 school football selections and then that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a win and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to football, will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when hes working with a completely new offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this instance they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets 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)
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