Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful win, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed 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 fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a 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 pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national match. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)