Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and then also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the 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 game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a triumph and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out win games and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to comprehend Louisville sucked and was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on building a statement and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)