Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and that I will detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this clash. Besides the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially 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 is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer on building a statement and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 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 public is right, and also in this instance they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)