Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer 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 discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, so will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only 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 met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may 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 although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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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