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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, it said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am 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 to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach on making a statement and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing 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 correct, and in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets 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)