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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing win, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer on creating a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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)