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 picks and then that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle. Besides the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a significant time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest flying into the game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which 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 within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to expect never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resumethat you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this situation they really are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)