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 picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams 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 while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a successful triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a major time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record this past year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team 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 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a match. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then 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 trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)