Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely 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 game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a win IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the culture and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches 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. The shield that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement, and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, then lets see what happens on Monday night when 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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