Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet and also render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing triumph, it 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 games rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good 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 shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
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 in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is like getting a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)