Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet and also leave our school football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up on the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record made by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)