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 then also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer 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 bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real football, will our recordings on this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the culture and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular 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.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and for this being a national game, Satterfield can promote his team. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)