Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals Aug.28

Notre Dame Betting Favorites vs. Louisville on NCAA Football Week 1

The account of three years ago did Louisville look like an aspiring national power program.  Head coach Bobby Petrino led the Cardinals to a 9-4 season and Citrus Bowl berth.  Quarterback Lamar Jackson proved to be the ultimate College Football betting asset as Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award winner.  In spite of that Petrino’s program suffered an epic collapse.  Louisville went 8-5 in 2017 and then fell to 2-10 after that.  Petrino was fired and a major rebuild has commenced.   To begin with, new head coach Scott Satterfield must stop the bleeding.  An opening game with Notre Dame makes that difficult.

#9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals

Date and Time:Monday, September 2, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location:Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Notre Dame vs. Louisville TV Coverage:ESPN
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Notre Dame-20 (-110)54½ (-110)-1400
Louisville+20 (-110)54½ (-110)+925
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals Overview

Starting with a College Football Betting record of 2-10 straight up and 1-11 against the spread has Louisville lost credibility.  Of great concern was how the team quit on Petrino and the season.  Satterfield arrives from Appalachian State where he impressed all.  He is going to need plenty of time and patience to turn around the Cardinals.  Starting with Petrino’s terrible recruiting will this be an uphill task. Overall the entire Louisville athletic program has fallen from the heights of basketball final fours and bowl games.  Even pizza tycoon Papa John had to have his name removed from the Stadium.

Kelly’s Heroes

Last year was a playoff year for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.  Head coach Brian Kelly’s team posted an offshore betting record of 12-1 straight up, 7-5-1 against the spread with 6-7 under the total.  Namely quarterback Ian Book (2628 YDS, 19 TD, 7 INT, 154 RTG) proved to be the catalyst for Dame’s climb.  Book took over as quarterback after a sluggish start by Brandon Wimbush.  It was a program changing the decision by Kelly.  Additionally, the Notre Dame defense was solid.  First-year coordinator Clark Lea proved to be an upgrade.

Notre Dame and Louisville Vs. The Line

The Fighting Irish are:

2-3-1 with the odds as a road chalk

4-1 over the total laying points away from home

3-6-1 vs. the spread as a double-digit road chalk

2-3 under the total laying 10 or more points away from home

The Cardinals are:

4-12 vs. the odds as a home dog

7-3 over the total getting points at home

1-4 against the line as a double-digit home dog

1-2 under the total getting 10 or more points at home

Against Notre Dame 1-0 vs. the odds and over the total

Notre Dame vs. Louisville College Football Betting Picks

Starting with a large contingent of Notre Dame fans that will attend this will not be much of a “home” game for Louisville.  Moreover, College Football Betting Expectations remain high on Notre Dame.  Unlike their 2012 run to the title game, the Irish are much more substantive and solid.  Indeed, Kelly’s program is now built to sustain success.  Meanwhile, Louisville lacks the personnel to keep pace.

Notre Dame vs. Louisville College Football Betting Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame vs. Louisville College Football Betting Score Prediction: Notre Dame 42, Louisville 10

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