Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, since I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, where the matches count and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
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 like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into 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 moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on building a statement and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, then let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)