Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary 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 supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the games count.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new attitude and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his team on making a statement. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three 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 at times the public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared 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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