Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet and render our school football picks.
It will most likely 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 featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line 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 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Apart from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, 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 wonders and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does need to expect they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)