Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real soccer, so can our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed 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 from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach on creating a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some 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 scenario, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)