Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public 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 on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, in which the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this case they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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