Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also that I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
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 compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to football, will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A coach brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a federal game. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and also in this case they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)