Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a successful win, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to football, where the matches rely and so can our records onto this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)