Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes and then leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us 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 appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a convincing win IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, so will our records on this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good 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 protection which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album last year at which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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