Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our feet and then render our school football picks.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, so will our records on this one and where the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this situation they surely 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 prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)