Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real soccer, in which the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The defense which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into 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 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer on making a statement, and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)