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 from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet and then also leave our college football picks.
It will almost certainly be the 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 comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this clash. Other than the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to football, where the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national match. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)