Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer 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 with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I love the Irish. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and IMO, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, where the games rely and will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the culture and win games. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
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 like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that 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 within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they certainly 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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