Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing win and IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, so will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf 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 worked wonders and will be out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer on making a statement and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know 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 road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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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