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 from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet and render our college football selections.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this clash. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real football, will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an 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 the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win matches and to change the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned 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 met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a match. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)