Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle although I like the Irish. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real football, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked tirelessly in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a staff that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal year and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a new attitude on making a statement, and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an inept coach like Petrino.
I know that putting nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)