Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals in this clash. Apart from the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, so will our records with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But like 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 are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is 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 akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, likely to gain some traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his team on making a statement. Louisville does have to expect not and they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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