Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and also I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning within this battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, in which the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and heading a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A coach brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national match. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may increase as the season advances but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three 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 people is correct, and also in this situation 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 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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