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 I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a convincing win IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, so will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually 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 was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)