Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a convincing triumph IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes 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 is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until once 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 rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)