Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly 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 a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily 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 about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to football, where the games count and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into the match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and his new team will be sold by Satterfield about making a statement with this being a game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resumethat you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this case they really are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)