Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then render our school football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to change the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a shield? Particularly when hes working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an awkward coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready 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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