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 that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move forward to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why 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 into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are 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 last year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take 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 greater than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this situation 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 prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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