Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our feet and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, 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. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real football, where the matches rely and will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the culture and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked final year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his team. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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