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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will detract to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical football 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 about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable 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 confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this instance they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)