Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to football, will our recordings on this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that 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 within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this situation they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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