Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes and then also leave our college football picks.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the country, plus 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 while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful win, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing 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 within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a federal match. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)