Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
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 in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing win, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and 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 alter the culture and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a significant time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the 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)