Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh attitude and with this being a national game, Satterfield will market his staff on building a statement. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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