Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful triumph and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good 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 shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national match. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying 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 people is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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