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 selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract to dip our feet.
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 compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing win and at least IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real football, in which the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
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 like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only 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 fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a trainer and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national game. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better than last season but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their own deplorable record made by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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