Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real football, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like 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 civilization and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer on making a statement, and for this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this case they really are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)