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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle. Other than the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, where the games rely and will our records on this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which 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 over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and this being a federal game, Satterfield will market his team on making a statement. Louisville does need 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 with the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this situation they really are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, then let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)
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