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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden 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 college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to 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 regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on making a statement, and with this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an awkward trainer such as 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 gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)