Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also 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 very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a successful win and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which 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 over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three 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 in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)