Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, 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. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great 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 defense, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on building a statement and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)