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 game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle although doug, I love the Irish. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, in which the games rely and will our records on this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good 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 nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that 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 normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was not just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset on creating a statement, and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this instance they 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 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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