Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical 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 with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a successful triumph IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real football, where the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The defense which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)