Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
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 a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, 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 over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form from which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach on creating a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I used to be somewhat facetious because although youve got an amazing handicapping restart that then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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