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 detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and also leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, in which the matches count and will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album last year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? 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 have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all 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 year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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