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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of 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 it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to soccer, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in the match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 listing in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that 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 going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)