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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful win IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nevertheless , this is a time for Louisville, a staff with the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an inept trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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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