Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely 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 a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a successful win and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable inside their nest flying in the match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 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 also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save 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 for handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he composed on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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