Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Apart from the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a convincing win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem 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 normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from 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 is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh attitude on creating a statement and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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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