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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real football, where the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only 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 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new mindset and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will market his team on building a statement. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, then let us see what happens on Monday night 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)