Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our college football selections.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, where the games count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on building a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to expect the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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