Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and then also that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers 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 golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about 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.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, where the games count and will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned 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 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the highway would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)
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