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AAA'S *10* GAME OF THE WEEK (NCAAF) >> Notre Dame @ Louisville! 14-4 L18 NCAAF!

AAA'S *10* GAME OF THE WEEK (NCAAF) >> Notre Dame @ Louisville! 14-4 L18 NCAAF!

Notre Dame vs. Louisville, 09/02/2019 20:00 EDT, Score: 35 - 17

Point Spread: +19/-110 Louisville

Sportsbook: Bodog

Result: Win

This is a 10* play on LOUISVILLE

Notre Dame is laying a lot of points in this season opener, but based on how they and Louisville performed in 2018, that's no surprise. The Fighting Irish finished 12-1, the only defeat coming at the hands of Clemson in the CFP. Louisville won just two games (lost 10!) with one of those coming against a FCS program. The other was by three over Western Kentucky, a game that they were favored to win by 17 points. Nine straight losses to end the season means there's a new coach on campus as Scott Satterfield comes over from Appalachian State. Perhaps the biggest indictment on Louisville's 2018 season is that they finished 1-11 ATS, the worst such mark in the country. They'll obviously be better in 2019 as Sattefield has a lot of returning talent to work with, especially on the defensive side of the ball, but also at quarterback. Meanwhile, you should look for Notre Dame to slip a bit this year. They had a really lucky record in close games last year, going 7-0 in those decided by eight points or less. While we would be shocked if Louisville won this game, it is a hefty number the Cardinals are getting due mainly to last year's poor effort. But it's a new coach, a new season and we expect them to perform a lot better at the betting window. The Irish were never asked to lay more than 11 points away from South Bend last year. Play on LOUISVILLE

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