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 match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary football 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 bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, 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 right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into 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 last year, where they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, equaling only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a fresh mindset on creating a statement and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resumethat you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, 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 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)