Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes and also render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical 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 while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school soccer odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening clash although doug, I love the Irish. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a successful win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real football, where the matches count and will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big scale? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as 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 will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting 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 within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a completely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resumethat you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)