Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our feet and then also render our school football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend 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 looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this battle although I enjoy the Irish. Other than the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a win and IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned 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 fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A coach and with this being a federal match, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street 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 correct, and in this case they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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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