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 that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the 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 game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of 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 currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Besides the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real football, will our records with this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
I have 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 lead running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within 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 averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A coach and with this being a national match, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach like Petrino.
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 sometimes 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 night once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)