Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash although doug, I love the Irish. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real soccer, will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on building a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned could improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get back 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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