Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes and then also render our school football picks.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing triumph, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal listing at which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into 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 met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude on creating a statement, and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, 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 document rendered by an trainer like 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 betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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)
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