Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although doug, I like the Irish. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real soccer, in which the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might 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 equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)