Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, will our records with this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new mindset on making a statement, and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I used to be somewhat facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, 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 are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
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 street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)