Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful triumph and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A trainer on making a statement, and with this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)