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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to handicapping experience and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer on building a statement and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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