Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our toes and then render our college football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this clash. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new mindset on making a statement and this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust 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 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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