Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Besides the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real soccer, in which the games rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, 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, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer on building a statement and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this instance they surely 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)