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 I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, 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 top teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this clash although doug, I love the Irish. Other than the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a convincing win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real football, where the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)