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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to 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 now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a successful triumph and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying 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 over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart , then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next 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)