Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, will our records on this one and in which the matches count.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense has been clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on making a statement and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be educated with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their own record made by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)
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