Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our toes and then also render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals in this battle. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a huge time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. 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 problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, likely to get some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
Like he composed on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a federal game, Satterfield will sell his team. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three 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 right, and in this instance they surely are. Until when 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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