Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then also render our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing win and IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to soccer, in which the games rely and will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a brand new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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)