- October 29, 2019
- Posted by: Web Admin
- Category: Uncategorized
Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our college football picks 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 so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash although doug, I like the Irish. Besides the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking steps in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on creating a statement and this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if 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 youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an inept 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 betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this situation they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)