Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college soccer selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement, and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resumethat then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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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