Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the 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 now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that 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 within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new mindset on building a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this situation they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)