Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the games count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a huge time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 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 said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready 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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