Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and leave our college 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 year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real football, where the matches rely and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and with this being a federal game, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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