Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes and then leave our school football picks.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a win and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, where the matches count and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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