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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 I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely 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 some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this 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 currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does need to expect not and that the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)