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 from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us 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 forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost 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 currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals within this clash. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real soccer, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 document this past year at which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to 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 clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to comprehend Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will accept them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart , you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this case they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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