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 selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the heavy timber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, where the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular year and heading a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement, and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an inept coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)