Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although I love the Irish. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This wont occur right away because the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping experience and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS last year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a national match. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they are. Until once 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 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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