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 also I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
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 preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Other than the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh mindset on making a statement and with this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general 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, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)