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 picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably 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 sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms 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 shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is 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 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 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)