Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and then I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash. Other than the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a convincing triumph IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to soccer, in which the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like 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 win matches and to alter the culture and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking steps in the right direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as 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 from a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met 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 Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and wasnt just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new attitude on building a statement and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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)