Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and then also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start 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 forth so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real soccer, where the games rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked tirelessly in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up 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 in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to getting a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal year and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that putting nearly 3 touchdowns on the highway would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this situation they definitely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)