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 to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our college football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals in this battle. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to soccer, where the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless in ACC activity. 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 confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense has been clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a match. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an equally awkward 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 along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)