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 match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of 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 it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals within this clash. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on creating a statement and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this instance 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 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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