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 also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Other than the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, in which the matches count and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The defense which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why 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 game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving 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.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im 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 expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 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 sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly 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 ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)