Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and leave our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the games rely and will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using 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 do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only 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 offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I had been a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart , then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that putting nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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