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 selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Aside from the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a team with the chance to begin taking steps in the right direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics 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 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive 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 are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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