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 I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Aside from the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real soccer, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
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 simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the highway is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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