Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at 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 I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game 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 start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and can follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to football, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue 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, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude on building a statement, and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
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 gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this case they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)