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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to football, where the matches count and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a cop such as Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national game. Louisville does need to expect they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, 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 trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready 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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