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 then also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely 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 comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this clash although I enjoy the Irish. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a convincing win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, where the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national match. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when decked out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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