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 I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of 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 it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing win and IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, where the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting 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 regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
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 case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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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