Point/Counterpoint: Notre Dame vs Louisville — Free NCAAF Betting Picks

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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 picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real football, where the matches count and will our records with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, 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, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road 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 definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)

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