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 detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the place, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to soccer, will our records with this one and where the games count.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The defense, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their own deplorable album made by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this situation they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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