Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections and then also that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
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 in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently available at a strong -20 around the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this clash. Apart from the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a win IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, where the matches count and will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that could eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned only 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 fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new attitude on creating a statement, and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this case they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)