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 detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes and then also leave our school football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
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 presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle although I love the Irish. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a successful triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared 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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