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 Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus 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 with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I love the Irish. Apart from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real soccer, so will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)