Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful triumph, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But just for example 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 are out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a match. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a 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 is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an awkward coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)