Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and then also leave our college football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Besides the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense , well, that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form from which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resumethat then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)