Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful win IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to soccer, will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked tirelessly in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album last year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 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 team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national game. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned could improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that putting nearly three touchdowns on the highway is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)