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 then I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing 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 over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a completely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
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 the Golden Domers and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)