Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes and then also leave our school football picks on the Monday night match 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 so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the matches count and so will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a major time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team 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 met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on building a statement, and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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)