Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I love the Irish. Apart from the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a convincing win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to soccer, where the matches count and will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as 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 team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready 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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