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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year 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 best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us 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 for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this clash although doug, I love the Irish. Other than the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield that makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset on making a statement and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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)
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