Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals in this battle. Besides the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a successful win and IMO, said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing 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 he has a group last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that 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 within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, 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 rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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