Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle on the Cardinals. Other than the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group 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 over the regular season and heading a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on building a statement, and this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared 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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