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 from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes and then also leave our school football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this battle to the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to soccer, will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do inform.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, equaling only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a new mindset on building a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, 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 instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an inept coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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