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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, where the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this could eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust that the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this instance they really are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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