Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although doug, I like the Irish. Besides the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the games count.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal record this past year at which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to comprehend Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 past season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resumethat you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready 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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