Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a successful triumph and IMO, said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense has been clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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