Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game 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 buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national game. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, 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)