Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet and leave our college football picks on the Monday night game 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 last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real football, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new attitude and this being a match, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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