Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing win and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to soccer, in which the matches count and will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have 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 as the direct running back. The protection which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to 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 fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff on building a statement. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, 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 could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this situation they surely 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 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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