Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our toes and also leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, will our records on this one and in which the matches count.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only 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 in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new attitude on making a statement, and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, then let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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