Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real football, where the games rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a new mindset on making a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down 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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