Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our toes and then leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
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 sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real football, so will our records with this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record this past year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer on creating a statement and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if 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 restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they surely 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 ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)