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 I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although I love the Irish. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to soccer, in which the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach on making a statement and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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