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 and then I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup 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 internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a convincing triumph IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, so will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 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 as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a new coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a new attitude and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will market his team on creating a statement. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be 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 correct, and in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when 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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