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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who 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 just 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national match. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this instance they certainly 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 prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)