Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and also that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much 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 group coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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