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 picks and then also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, in which the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff on building a statement. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)
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