Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle although I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, so will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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