Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our toes and then leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, 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 back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing win, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, in which the games count and will our records with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The defense that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the identical 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 was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned could improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was 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 scenario, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this instance they surely 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)
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