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 also I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth 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 road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost 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 its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this battle. Besides the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real football, in which the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that 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 nervous. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a defense? Especially when hes 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 where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does have to expect never and they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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