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 I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move to football, will our recordings on this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement, and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)