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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this clash. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to football, will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked tirelessly in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a staff with the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new attitude and this being a match, Satterfield will sell his team on building a statement. Louisville does need to hope never and also the Irish will accept them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying 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 sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)