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 on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the 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 football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing win and at least IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good 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 which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable inside their nest, flying into the game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 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 as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how is a cop such as Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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