Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I will detract to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, where the games count and so will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem 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 within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
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 this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a game. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)