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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us 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 swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Besides the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup, Swinger, a win and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real football, in which the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous 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 cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)