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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, so will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen right away because the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
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 enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only 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 fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach on building a statement and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record made by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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