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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful win and IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, in which the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. 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 into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular year and heading a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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