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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although doug, I love the Irish. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, will our records with this one and where the matches count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The defense, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement, and with this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)