Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very 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 game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a successful triumph IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer on making a statement and this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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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