Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, in which the matches count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal album this past year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a defense? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement, and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 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 general public is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)