Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our toes and also leave our school football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about 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.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a win IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked tirelessly in Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group with the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular year and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that putting nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)