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 game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Apart from the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a convincing win IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, in which the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing 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 coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a shield? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am 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 for your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on making a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing 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 at times the public is right, and also in this situation they surely 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 ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)