Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections and then that I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary 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 with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the matches rely and will our records with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into 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 going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked final year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better compared to last year 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 placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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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