Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a major time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this case they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)