Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also leave our college football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, so will our recordings with this one and in which the matches count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh attitude on creating a statement, and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)