Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also I will detract to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy 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 that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this battle. Other than the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing 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 from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a completely new offensive scheme 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 up and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)