Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also leave our school football selections.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to soccer, where the games rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps in the right direction.
I have 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 as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how is a cop such as Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal match. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)