Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet and also leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, 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 wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Besides the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a convincing win IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, will our records with this one and where the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which 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 going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on making a statement and this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)