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 also I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, where the matches count and will our records on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because 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 since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned 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 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a match. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until when we get back 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)
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