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 selections and also I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to football, in which the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great 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 shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A coach on building a statement, and with this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some 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 circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could 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.
I know that placing 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 on occasion the people is right, and in this situation they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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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