Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Other than the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real football, will our recordings on this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking actions.
Ive read where 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. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept coach such as Petrino.
I understand 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 at times the people is right, and in this case they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)