Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the 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 game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)