Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, 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 supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this battle. Apart from the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the games rely and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this could eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a new mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this situation they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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