Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our toes and then render our college football picks.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a successful triumph IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the culture and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a significant time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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)
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