Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes and then render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start 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 forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, where the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into 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 normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Such as he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset on making a statement, and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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)
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