Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then render our school football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash although doug, I like the Irish. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders. 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.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into 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 met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will sell his team on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)
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