Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, 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. Weve been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening 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.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle although I like the Irish. Apart from the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a successful win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to football, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (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 will be out to change the civilization and win games. 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 trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new attitude and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his team on creating a statement. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)