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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, so will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents that are large scale? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their album made by an equally awkward coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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