Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes and leave our college football selections.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Besides the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, will our recordings on this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to alter the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection, well, 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 much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino.
I know that putting nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this situation they surely are. Until when we get down 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)
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