Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school soccer odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up on the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement, and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an awkward trainer like 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 gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)