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 Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer 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 miracles. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped 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. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer on building a statement, and with this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)