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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently available at a strong -20 throughout the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this clash. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, and a convincing win IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, so will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a significant time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a national game. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally inept coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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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