Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet and then render our college football picks on the Monday night game 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 previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals in this battle. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nevertheless , this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great 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 protection which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh attitude on creating a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being somewhat facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the 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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