Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our feet and then render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, so will our recordings with this one and in which the matches count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms 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 the shield, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 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 averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on making a statement, and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take 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 case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get back 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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