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 Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will detract to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition 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 mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and 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 worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and this being a match, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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