Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and leave our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a triumph IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to football, will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national match. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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