Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals in this battle. Aside from the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, in which the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year 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 will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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