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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and at least IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, so will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)