Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet and render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to 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 presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, in which the matches count and will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, 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 civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A coach on building a statement, and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next 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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