Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also that I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to football, where the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to alter the culture. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nevertheless , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group with the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust not and also they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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