Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks and then that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this battle although I love the Irish. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, where the games count and will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until next week when we get down 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)