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 school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals within this clash. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)