Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real football, will our records with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions 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.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their album rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)