Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate 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 soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real football, in which the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the culture and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that 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 going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this situation they surely 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 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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