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 that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a convincing win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on making a statement and this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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)