Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin 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. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this clash although I enjoy the Irish. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity 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 enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for the sage 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 bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, 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 could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)