Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at 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 then I will detract to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group with the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and with this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his team on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will accept them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this situation they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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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