Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and then I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this 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 currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Besides the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, where the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a cop such as Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the 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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