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 program of NFL discussion to dip our feet and then leave our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this battle although I love the Irish. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real football, in which the games rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the culture and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped 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 wins the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only 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 fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a match. 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 using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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)