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 deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the 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 it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a significant time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy 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 up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national game. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, 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 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road 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 situation they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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