Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in 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 also that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 listing. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)