Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals within this clash. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant time 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 like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much 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 team coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff on building a statement. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared 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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