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 picks and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, where the games rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)