Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes and also leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line 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 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to football, so will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to 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 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by 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 street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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)