Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and then that I will detract to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, where the games rely and will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A coach on building a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)