Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning within this battle on the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a win and at least IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, where the games rely and will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as 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 will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this case they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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