Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and then that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us 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 back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, so will our recordings on this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A coach brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some 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 instance, because Louisville might be better compared to last season but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this situation they 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 rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)