Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also leave our school football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer 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 while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals within this clash. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful win, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real football, where the matches rely and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as 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 youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach on making a statement and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)