Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our college football picks 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 year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of 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 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense has been clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on building a statement, and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)