Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely 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 a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a successful win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The defense which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year 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.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)