Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a successful triumph and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, so will our recordings with this one and in which the games count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on making a statement and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand 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 street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also 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 night when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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