Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this clash. Apart from the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a convincing win IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a completely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and this being a federal match, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)