Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at 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 then I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
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 some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back 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 on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the 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 it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped 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 using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when 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 although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)
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