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 from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this battle on the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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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