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 then I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this battle on the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful win, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, in which the games count and will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, 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 season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this instance they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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