Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth 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 onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, so will our records with this one and where the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new attitude on building a statement, and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to expect not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when decked out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they really are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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