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 picks and then also that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly 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 soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to football, so will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Remember Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? 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 and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a staff that has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which 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 within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer 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 and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope never and also the Irish will accept them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this situation they definitely 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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