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 Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Aside from the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing win and at least IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to soccer, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh attitude and this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted 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 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this instance they 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 prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)