Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, in which the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major 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 (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this situation they really are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)
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