Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly 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 it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Besides the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a convincing win IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, where the matches count and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is 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 will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and with this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his team on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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