Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful triumph IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, will our records with this one and where the matches rely.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year 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 you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)