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 I will detract to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team with the opportunity to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this situation they surely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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)
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