Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, in which the games count and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going 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.
So, my question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer on making a statement, and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this instance they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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