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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably 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 comprising one of the top clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash although I love the Irish. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer and this being a national game, Satterfield will market his team on building a statement. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, 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 case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, then lets see what happens on Monday night once 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)