Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract 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 most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road 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 preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to football, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a significant time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement, and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this case they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)