Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our college football picks.
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 in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Other than the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the games count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, 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 miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on building a statement, and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)