Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at 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 I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, where the games count and so will our records onto this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the right direction.
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 because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that 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 within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)