Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then render our school football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently available at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real football, will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album this past year, at which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially 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 will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his team on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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