Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal record where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh mindset on making a statement and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then 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 record rendered by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until once 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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