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Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Aside from the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the culture and win games. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to recognize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh attitude on making a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they 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 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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