Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to football, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example 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 worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team 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 within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, likely to gain any traction from a defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this situation they 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 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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