Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a convincing triumph IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team 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 within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a new attitude and with this being a national match, Satterfield will market his team on building a statement. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this case they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)