Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and also leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school soccer odds nearly six days before the Monday night time, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real soccer, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement, and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left 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 certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next 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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