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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This will not occur right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that 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. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally incompetent coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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)