Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and 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 very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, in which the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win games and to alter the culture. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which 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 that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection that makes me more worried 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 will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within 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 averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this instance they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)