Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared 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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