Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a successful triumph IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to football, will our records with this one and where the matches count.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A coach and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will sell his team on building a statement. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until once 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 rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)