Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real soccer, where the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
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 I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this situation they are. Until next week once 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)