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 match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this battle. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful win and IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, in which the games count and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the sluggish mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good title for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense, well, which 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 since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that caused it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form from which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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