Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate following my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college soccer odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense which makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record last year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
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 only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 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 averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their own deplorable record made by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared 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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