Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and also leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a convincing triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will market his team on making a statement. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally 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 betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this situation they surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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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