Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season 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 very best teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, in which the matches count and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group that 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 I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a completely new offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement, and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, 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 scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready 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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