Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a significant time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense that makes me more nervous. 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 group coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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