Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before 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 presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, where the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction from a defense? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and with this being a national match, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive 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 trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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)