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 selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real football, where the matches count and will our records on this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this situation they certainly 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 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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