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 that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing win, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to soccer, so will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
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 enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that 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 season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new attitude on building a statement, and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this instance they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)