Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate 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 a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the 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 ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a win and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to football, in which the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
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 having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense , well, which makes me more worried. 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 in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that 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 fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form from which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach on making a statement and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 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 year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I used to be a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resumethat then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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