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 then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a win and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to soccer, will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their album made by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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