Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, will our recordings with this one and where the games count.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a staff with the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past 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 met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three 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 people is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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