Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals within this battle. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a national game. 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 simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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