Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and also I will detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that 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 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, in which the games rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned only 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 met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue 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, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on building a statement, and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some 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 event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)