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 match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real football, where the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nevertheless this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that 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 regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset on building a statement, and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and also the Irish will accept them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an 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 along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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