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 from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then also render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school soccer odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real football, will our recordings on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
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 enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an awkward coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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