Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and leave our college football picks.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibit NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals within this battle. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a win IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to football, where the games count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nevertheless , this is a big moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, equaling only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season advances but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
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, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an inept coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until when we get back 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)
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