Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to soccer, will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a game. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get back 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)