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 that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, 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 while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to soccer, where the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read where 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 lead running back. The shield that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A coach and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when decked out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an awkward coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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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