Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the 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 presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this clash. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing win and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, where the matches rely and so can our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
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 from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)
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