Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our toes and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I love the Irish. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing win and at least IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense , that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a match. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 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 people is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)