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 selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season 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 nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, in which the games count and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take 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 scenario, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next 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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