Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and also render our college football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real football, so will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics 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 23, the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh attitude on making a statement, and this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)