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 will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line 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 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals within this clash. Besides the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which 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 over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national game. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this situation they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)