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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a convincing triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches 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 club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on making a statement, and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming 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, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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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