Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although I love the Irish. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, so will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the culture and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that could eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a coach?
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 for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next 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)