Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising 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 buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, will our recordings on this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to alter the culture and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem 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, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude on making a statement and with this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)
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