Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college soccer odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a convincing triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to football, will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped 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 having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on making a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their album rendered by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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