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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a convincing triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, where the games rely and so can our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
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 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. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is like attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a national match. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this case they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)