Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, 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 in a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a successful triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to football, in which the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But 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 miracles and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as 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 team coming from a dismal record this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer and this being a game, Satterfield will sell his team on building a statement. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also 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 night 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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