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 also I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real football, in which the games rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team 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 within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new 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 pace and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on creating a statement, and this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and also they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was 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 than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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