Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 also that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this clash. Besides the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful win, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, so will our recordings on this one and in which the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned only 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 fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
Like he composed on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and this being a federal game, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by that the Irish and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)