Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, where the games count and will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense , well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, at which they went winless coming off of a dismal document. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up 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 over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they certainly 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 prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)