Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win matches and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on making a statement, and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)