Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this battle although I love the Irish. Besides the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude making a statement and with this being a game, his new team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to expect not and that the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart , then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this case they really are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)