Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections and I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking steps.
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 because the lead running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug inside their nest, flying in the game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
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 scenario, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)