Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares laying the lumber on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, so will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 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 also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)