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 feet and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Besides the place do you think Louisville can 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 move to real football, where the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, but 1-11 ATS final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)