Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But including the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, 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 snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to trust not and also the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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