Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then render our college football selections.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps in the right direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)