Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college 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 currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real football, where the matches count and will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that could eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how can be a cop such as Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a national match. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the 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)