Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals in this clash. Aside from the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real soccer, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into 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 met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction from a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing 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. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement and with this being a federal match, his team 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 consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I had been somewhat facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville may be better than last season but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain 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 surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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