Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into 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 met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield making a statement this being a national game. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and 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 once the Irish come prepared 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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