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 game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle although doug, I love the Irish. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, in which the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The defense, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed 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 from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer on making a statement and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)
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