Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks and then that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly 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 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, where the games count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense has been clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a new mindset and this being a match, Satterfield will sell his team. Louisville does have to expect not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they really are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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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