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 I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate 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 on so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a win and IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 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 averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A coach on building a statement and with this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them 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, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public 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 night 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)