Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, so will our records on this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches 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. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A coach on building a statement and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this instance they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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