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 about the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a strong -20 around the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Besides the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to football, will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example 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 are out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a big moment for Louisville, a staff which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and 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 prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)