Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches 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 the defense which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset and with this being a national match, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resumethat then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better compared to last season but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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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