Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, 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 placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the games count and so will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how is a cop such as Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a national match. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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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