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 toes and then render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
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 compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup 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 round the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a win and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to football, so will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive 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. The shield that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. 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 group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on making a statement, and this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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)