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 then that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning within this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to football, so can our records on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers 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. The defense, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im 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 for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS last season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and with this being a federal game, Satterfield will market his staff on building a statement. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this situation they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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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