Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our toes and then leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals in this clash although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a convincing triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a national match. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward 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 along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the 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)