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 picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a successful win, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to soccer, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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