Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this clash. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the games count.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group 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 within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude and with this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff on building a statement. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)