Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, so will our records on this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement, and this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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