Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the timber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to soccer, will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team 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 over the normal year and heading a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)