Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our school football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a 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, 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 backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real soccer, so will our records on this one and where the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
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, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his team on building a statement. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit 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, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets 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)