Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also render our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing win and at least IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the games rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which 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 normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a new mindset and with this being a national match, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse 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 restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)