Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our toes and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals within this battle. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a convincing win and IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, where the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on creating a statement, and this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)