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 game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, where the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers 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 having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a game. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week when 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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