Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful triumph, said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, in which the games rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned only 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 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)