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 picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real football, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more worried than using 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 flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some 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 scenario, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)