Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, where the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont occur right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into 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 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a completely 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 for prodigious handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this situation they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared 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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