Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also 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 first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow 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 before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although I love the Irish. Apart from the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a win and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, in which the games rely and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to getting a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the highway would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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