Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams 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 better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)
Read more here: http://joannamoskowicz.com/?p=2391