Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks and then also I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the 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 it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a successful win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal record last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned 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 from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a game. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand 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 street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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)