Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, 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 endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, 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 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. Nevertheless this is a big time for Louisville, a group with the opportunity.
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 direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal record this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only 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 offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach on creating a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will accept them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, 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 case, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared 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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