Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football 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 up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college soccer odds nearly six days before 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 now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win matches and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within 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 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a national game. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their own deplorable record made by an awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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