Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and render our school football selections.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although I enjoy the Irish. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a convincing triumph IMO, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, so will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue 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 within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer on making a statement and with this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need 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, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable album made by an awkward coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and also in this case they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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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