Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start 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. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning within this battle on the Cardinals. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, in which the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal match. 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 gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino.
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 general public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until once 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)