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 match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the 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 sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, like I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this battle. Aside from the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful win, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, in which the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a federal game. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this situation they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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