Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, in which the games count and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms 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 23, the shield which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. 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. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was becoming 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 case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing 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 general public is right, 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 night 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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