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 picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and with this being a national match, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this situation they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)