Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also I will deviate 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 season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this battle. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting 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 over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
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 up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement, and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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)