Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year 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 country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before 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 presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle although I like the Irish. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real soccer, so will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset on building a statement, and this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even 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, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)