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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real soccer, in which the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out win games and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The shield which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new mindset on building a statement and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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