Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our toes and then leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying 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 owned 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 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
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 up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
Just like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and with this being a national match, Satterfield will market his staff on building a statement. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 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 at times the public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, then lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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