Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a mythical football 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 with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a win IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, where the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous 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 much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new attitude and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)