Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, where the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own 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 phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start 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 I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Such as he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up to by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new mindset and this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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)