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 picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real soccer, in which the games count and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset on building a statement, and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted 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 might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer 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 betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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