Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a successful win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real soccer, so will our recordings with this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more worried. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense has been clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, likely to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be 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 know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they really are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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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