Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, where the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record this past year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with a completely new offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude on building a statement and this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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