Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful win and IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see 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 football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out to change the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where 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. The defense which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach on building a statement and this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this situation they surely 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)
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