Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, where the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
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 since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently 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 action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does have to trust never and also they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I had been somewhat facetious because though you have an handicapping restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the highway would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and also in this case they 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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