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 then I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely 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 some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, in which the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is like carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over 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 as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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