Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will detract to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears 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 heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals within this clash. Besides the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to football, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal record this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a new attitude on making a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and 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 night 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)