Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at 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 I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, where the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be 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 situation they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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