Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning within this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a game. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)
Read more here: http://zephyr-hair.com/wp/?p=35356