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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals in this clash. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to taking 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 owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction from a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new mindset on building a statement, and this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 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 said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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