Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college soccer odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this clash although I love the Irish. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a successful triumph IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which 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 within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, how is a cop such as Pass who is slow to release, likely to obtain any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this case they surely 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)