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 I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a mythical 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 while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this clash. Aside from the place do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful win and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, where the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the culture 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 group which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal document at which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A coach on creating a statement and with this being a 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 much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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