Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a successful triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
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 fresh mindset on building a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might increase as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this situation they really are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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