Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal year and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset on building a statement and with this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned could improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this instance they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)