Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and also render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the games count and will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, 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 change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new mindset on creating a statement and with this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and that the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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