Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team 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 over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this case 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)