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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this battle although I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, in which the matches count and so will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this instance they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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