Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to 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 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to soccer, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is like seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction from a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in the last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if 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 if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the 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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