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 selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a successful win and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out win games and to alter the culture. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. 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 issue is that Louisville is facing a team that 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 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a completely new offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on creating a statement, and with this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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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