Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the 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 its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing win and IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets move ahead to real soccer, where the games count and will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
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 direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a game. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand 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 street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this situation they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the 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)