Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the 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 best teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, 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 at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking 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 owned only 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 fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, but 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new attitude and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his team on making a statement. 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 consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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)