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 and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals within this clash. Besides the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, equaling only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer on making a statement, and for this being a federal game, his new team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this instance they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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