Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our feet and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college soccer odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, 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 at a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. 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 game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only 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 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach on building a statement and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and 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 may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)