Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, 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 I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a successful triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, equaling only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the smart side of sports gambling, or youre only being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and with this being a national game, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)