Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing win and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than with a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense that makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since 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 from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, 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, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new coach and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset on making a statement and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 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 on occasion the people is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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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