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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Besides the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, where the games count and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to 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 regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next 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)