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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this 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 now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Besides the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, where the games count and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a moment for Louisville, a group with the chance to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and also not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week when 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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