Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks and then also that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a big moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album last year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
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 within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to handicapping experience and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh mindset on making a statement and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)