Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
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 team coming from a dismal album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get back 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)