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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although I love the Irish. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to soccer, will our recordings with this one and in which the games count.
Remember Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a British shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and this being a federal game, Satterfield will market his team on building a statement. 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 all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer like Petrino.
I know 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 also in this instance they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, then 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)