Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, since I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this clash although I like the Irish. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to football, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the culture. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a British defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form from which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement, and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable album made by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)