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 Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, will our records with this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned 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 met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer on making a statement, and with this being a game, 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 the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may grow as the season advances but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this instance they are. Until next week once 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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