Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and leave our school football picks.
It will probably 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 game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried 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 wont be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record in which they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his team on building a statement. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this situation 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)