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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to soccer, in which the matches count and will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like 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 and are out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that 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 within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset on making a statement and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resumethat you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this case they certainly 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 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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