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 selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to soccer, where the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)