Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our toes and then leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, will our records on this one and where the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed 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 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on building a statement and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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