Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at 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 shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a mythical 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 while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album this past year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this instance they surely are. Until once 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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