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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Aside from the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a convincing triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this instance 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 prepared 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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