Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this battle. Aside from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, where the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like 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 will be out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned only 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 from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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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