Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes and then also render our school football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how can be a cop such as Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Just like he composed on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach on creating a statement, and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to expect they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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