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 game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to soccer, where the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which 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 going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until once 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 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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