Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibit NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow 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 ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real football, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an awkward coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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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