Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real soccer, where the games rely and will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and this being a national match, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets 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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