Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this battle although doug, I love the Irish. Apart from the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a new mindset on creating a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)