Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks and then I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, in which the matches count and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example 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 will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting 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 confronting a team which 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 over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude on creating a statement and with this being a federal game, 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.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
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 instance, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)