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 that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, where the games rely and will our records with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to change the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on creating a statement and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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