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 on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, so will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a defense? Particularly when he is 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 will be able to keep up and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude on building a statement, and with this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)