Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our feet and then leave our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real football, in which the matches count and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on building a statement and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when decked out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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)
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