Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since 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 group last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand 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 street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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