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 picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and this being a federal game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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