Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet and leave our school football picks.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college soccer odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although I like the Irish. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, 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 to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh attitude and with this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all 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, if 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, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets 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)