Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on 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 on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a win IMO, said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a new mindset and with this being a federal game, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this case they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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