Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real football, will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a big moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, likely to gain some traction from a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is 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 is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and with this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his team on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being somewhat facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)
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