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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the games count.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But 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 worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a significant time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, likely to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A coach and with this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his team on building a statement. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly 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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