Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, where the games rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which caused it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as 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 betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)
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