Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and then that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary football 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 back and on so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a 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 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 best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Besides the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing win, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the games count.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a match. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)