Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and leave our school football picks.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real football, so will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and this being a federal match, Satterfield will market his team on building a statement. Louisville does need to trust not and also the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)