Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to soccer, so will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps in the right direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is like trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and heading a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement, and with this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this instance they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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