Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals in this clash although doug, I love the Irish. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful win and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and with this being a federal game, Satterfield will market his team on creating a statement. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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