Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful win and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, will our records with this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
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. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more nervous. Why 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 match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new mindset and this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold 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 may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this case they surely 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)