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 I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, where the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and heading a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new mindset on making a statement and with this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they certainly 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 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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