Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will detract to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a successful win IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, so will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)