Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to football, will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A coach and this being a match, Satterfield will market his team on making a statement. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)