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 Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this clash. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and in which the games count.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new 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 have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset on making a statement and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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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