Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 also that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares laying the lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the games rely and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed 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 Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new mindset on building a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)
Read more here: http://think-now.com