Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the 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 it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this battle. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to football, will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big moment for Louisville, a group with the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and heading a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and this being a federal game, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)