Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks and then also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably 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 some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Other than the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection that makes me more worried. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed only 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 met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach on building a statement and this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)