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 then also I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals in this clash. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, where the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a completely new offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when decked out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this case they really are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)