Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real football, where the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only 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 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)