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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new attitude and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will sell his team on making a statement. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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