Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet and also leave our school football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a successful win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 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.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on creating a statement, and with this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)