Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then also leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting 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.
I like the Irish but you are leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (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 games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only 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 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on making a statement and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this instance they 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 rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)