Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet and also leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Apart from the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, where the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the culture and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a match. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino.
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 betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets 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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