Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then 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 very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before 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 its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle although doug, I love the Irish. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a successful win IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team 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 within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a new 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 have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on building a statement, and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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