Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then render our school football picks on the Monday night game 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 previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals in this clash. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful triumph IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which 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 normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a trainer and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)