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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless 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 problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement, and this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)