Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also that I will detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very 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 sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a significant time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next 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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