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 that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this 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 its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this clash. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)