Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup 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 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, at which they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new attitude and this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure 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 once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets 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)