Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get 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 school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although I like the Irish. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, so will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, equaling only 17.2 points over the normal season and heading a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield making a statement with this being a game. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and 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 when 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)