Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion 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 on so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I love the Irish. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a convincing triumph IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as 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 will be out win games and to change the culture and worked tirelessly in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer on making a statement, and with this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and also they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better 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 awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this instance they surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)