Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the gold 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 school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real football, where the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking steps in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, likely to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a federal game. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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