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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has jeopardized a half-point about the favorite, starting Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently available at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to football, where the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because 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. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and this being a match, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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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