Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup 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 internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, and a successful triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, 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 could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered 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 on occasion the public is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next 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)