Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a convincing win, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, where the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms 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 wins the defense, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this situation they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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)
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