Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, in which the games count and will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just 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 worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album this past year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a new mindset on building a statement and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have much 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 a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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