Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will detract to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and with this being a national match, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much 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 said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)
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