Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup 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 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash although doug, I like the Irish. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real football, in which the matches count and so will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a shield? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer 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 I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer on making a statement and with this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared 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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