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 then also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets 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 appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, where the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team 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 normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
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 I am desperate to handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude on making a statement and with this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this instance they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)
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