Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also render our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Aside from the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches count.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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)