Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
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 a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a convincing win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real football, so will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers 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. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on making a statement and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an awkward coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this instance they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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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