Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, where the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 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 into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, 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, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Just 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 trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared 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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