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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I will detract to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful triumph IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, where the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just like 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 worked miracles and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form from which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until when 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)