Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A coach brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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