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 deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a mythical 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 while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a convincing win and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving 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 match over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset on making a statement and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this instance they surely are. Until once 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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