- 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 shall deviate to dip our feet and then also leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before 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 currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing win and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the games count and so will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter 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 opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record this past year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this instance they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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)