Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle although I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, in which the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win matches and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is like seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement, and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is only 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 may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this situation they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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)