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 picks and then I will detract to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college soccer odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, in which the matches rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps 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 like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable 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 that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A coach brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their own deplorable record rendered by an awkward coach 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 gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)