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 deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular year and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace 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 bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A trainer on building a statement, and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 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 year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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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