Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer 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 the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful win and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the culture and win games. This will not occur right away because the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a big moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a game. 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 using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they definitely 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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