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 and that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, where the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics 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, that makes me more nervous. Why 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 cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an awkward trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)
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