Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our toes and then also leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a legendary football 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. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although doug, I like the Irish. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real football, so will our recordings onto this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to getting a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team 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 within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset on building a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned could improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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