Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Aside from the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a successful win IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked tirelessly in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently 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 year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing 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 public is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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)