Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the heavy lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this battle. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, so will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (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 at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not 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 this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into 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 moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to trust never 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, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared 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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