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 also that I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does have to trust never and also they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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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