Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks about the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a strong -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash although I like the Irish. Besides the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a win IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move forward to real soccer, in which the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major moment for Louisville, a staff which has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing 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 off of a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting 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 facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill 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 final year.
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 making a statement, and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach such as 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 gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)