Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Other than the venue, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real football, where the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the ancestral 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 sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A new coach on making a statement and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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