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 selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a significant time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as 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 group coming off of a dismal record last year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this situation they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)