Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as 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 are out to change the culture and win matches and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which 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 cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also 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)
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