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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a win and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, in which the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant 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 mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer on creating a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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