Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our college football picks 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 season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer 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. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning within this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to soccer, in which the games count and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned 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 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset on creating a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)