Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet and then leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary football 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 endorsed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a win IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to football, so will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as 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 off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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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