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 plan of NFL debate to dip our toes and also render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a convincing win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A coach and with this being a national game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this instance they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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