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 also leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup 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 at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up 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 into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned 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 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the smart side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude on making a statement and this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)