Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our feet and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned 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 in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing 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 general public is correct, and in this case they surely 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 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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