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 that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs 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 supported the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, so will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in the game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, 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 instance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and also in this case they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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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