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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, so will our records on this one and in which the matches count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked 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 coach brings a new attitude on creating a statement and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next 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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