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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display 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, 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. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a convincing win IMO, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, so will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which caused it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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