Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our toes and then leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and in which the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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