Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a successful win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real football, where the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, 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, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart that then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an inept trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the 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)