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 that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, plus a legendary 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 while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem 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, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that putting nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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