Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)