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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football 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 with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see 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 the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer on making a statement and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road 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 case they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)