Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion 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 exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash although I like the Irish. Apart from the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to recognize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 past season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a national game. Louisville does have to trust not and that the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resumethat you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next 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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