Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will detract to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before 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 its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Besides the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, in which the games count and will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album last year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and with this being a federal game, Satterfield will sell his team. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this instance they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)