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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very 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 game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line 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 very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable 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 this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer on building a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until once 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)