Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better 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 wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this battle although I like the Irish. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and at least a successful win, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The defense which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 listing this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to 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 going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared 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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