Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the country, and a legendary football 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 I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)