Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and leave our college football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college soccer odds almost six days before the Monday night time, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to soccer, in which the games rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. 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 cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to 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 from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)