Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just for example 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 worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A coach brings a new mindset and this being a federal game, Satterfield will market his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general 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, let us see what happens on Monday 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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