Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this instance they are. Until once we get down 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)