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 that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and wasnt just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on creating a statement, and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)