Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet and render our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer 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 endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, 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.
I love the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, so will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new mindset and this being a national match, Satterfield will sell his team. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this instance they surely 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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