Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much 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 team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is like trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and getting a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A new coach on creating a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the highway would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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)