Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 also that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported 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 endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out to change the culture and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer on making a statement and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I used to be a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)