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 game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to 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 presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although I enjoy the Irish. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, so will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the culture. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense , which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some 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 situation, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this situation they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)