Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to soccer, so can our records on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the civilization. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great 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 shield that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this case they definitely 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 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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