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 that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I can accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals in this battle. Besides the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was not just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand 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 street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)