Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 then I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this clash. Apart from the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win matches and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
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 coach on making a statement and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some 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 situation, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained 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 putting nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready 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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