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 selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a convincing win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real football, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville accustomed to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the culture and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal document this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with a coach and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the 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 sport gambling, or you are just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset on creating a statement and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)
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