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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals in this clash. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a significant time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why 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 game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team 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 over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with a trainer and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer on building a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the 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 mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an inept coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this situation they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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