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 then I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle on the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real football, where the matches count and will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable inside their nest, flying in the match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does have to expect never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, 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 scenario, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)