Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our feet and then also render our college football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently available at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, so will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group last year, at which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which 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 within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with 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. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)