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 to dip our feet into uncharted waters and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
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 currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new attitude and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff on building a statement. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, then let us see what happens on Monday night 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)
Read more here: http://enriquecerezo.com/?p=13265