Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last 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 country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Apart from the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a successful triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last 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 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im 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 for your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does have 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 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance 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 ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)