Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and leave our college football picks.
It will most likely be the very 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 greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a new mindset on building a statement and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered 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 certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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)
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