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 to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also render our school football selections.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night occasion, I see that 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 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, where the matches count and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense , that makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal album this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last 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 met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gaming the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)