Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and also render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this 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 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real football, in which the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (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 culture and win matches and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish 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 match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A coach on creating a statement, and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this instance they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)