Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, 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 in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although I enjoy the Irish. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
However, 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 will be out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an inept coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)