Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our toes and also leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season 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 clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street 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, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, where the matches count and will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh attitude on creating a statement, and with this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally awkward coach like Petrino.
I know that laying 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 on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)