Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a team with the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics 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 defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue 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, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset on making a statement, and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and also never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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