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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see 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 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal album this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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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