Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our feet and then leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
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 soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful triumph, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real football, in which the matches count and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked tirelessly in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant moment for Louisville, a staff that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which 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 regular year and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach and this being a game, Satterfield will sell his team on building a statement. Louisville does have to hope 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 all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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)