Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of 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 now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
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 simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making school 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 about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)
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