Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match 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 some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school soccer odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, in which the matches rely and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (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 change the culture and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a brand new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or you are only being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh attitude on making a statement and this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart , you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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)