Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy 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 its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the line 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 across the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a successful win IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when decked out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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)