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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a staff that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a new attitude on creating a statement, and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much 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 when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this case they surely 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 ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)