Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, so will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with a completely new offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and with this being a national game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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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