Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this clash. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, in which the games rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a cop such as Pass whos slow to release, likely to gain any traction from a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this instance they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the 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)