Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks and then I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, 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 on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, and a win IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, where the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville accustomed to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like 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 will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a big moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield that makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, equaling only 17.2 points over the normal season and heading a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with a completely new 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 I am desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre only being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final season.
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 new coach on making a statement, and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 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 might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)