Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections and that I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, where the matches count and will our records on this one.
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 club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to alter the culture and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense, well, which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 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 when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)